Our case studies highlight specific projects &/or policy work we have undertaken in recent years. They are provided to offer clients additional context and insight into the services we offer. We will continue to add to these as our work evolves.
In 2012, more than 60 First Nations on the Fraser watershed & Vancouver Island entered a process to negotiate a management agreement for Fraser River salmon, with Canada's Department of Fisheries & Oceans. Part of the preparation work by the First Nations to demonstrate readiness, was to develop a governance structure to transition from an ‘advisory body’ to a ‘negotiation table’.
"The right to aboriginal title in its full form, including the right for the community to make decisions as to the use of their land therefore the right to have a political structure for making those decisions is constitutionally guaranteed by s.35"
Campbell v BC, 79 BCLR (3rd) 122 (p.132)
Research & Policy
Lil’wat Nation has a population of approx. 2000 Members – 10 reserves and a traditional territory land base of approximately 800,000 hectares.